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Spain

Spanish University cancels course comparing Gaza to Auschwitz

A literature course comparing the Gaza Strip to the Auschwitz extermination camp has been cancelled by the University of Santiago of de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.

Antisemitism decreases while other hate crimes rise in Spain says new report

Hate crimes have been on the rise in Spain, according to a report by the Spanish Interior Ministry, who also reported that antisemitism was actually decreasing by 40% in comparison to other minority groups.

After welcoming Sephardic Jews, Spain rejects thousands of citizenship requests

Spain has been widely rejecting applications for citizenship by the descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country more than 500 years ago, according to The New York Times.

Mother and daughter run radio show on Sephardic culture from Madrid

“Emisión Sefarad” is a weekly radio show in Spain broadcast in Ladino, produced by mother-daughter duo Matilde Gini de Barnatán and Viviana Rajel Barnatán, and showcases Ladino's rich history.

El País publishes op-ed accusing Israel of “the temptation to exterminate another people”

The Spanish daily El Pais has published an op-ed accusing Israel of wanting to exterminate the Palestinians and ascribing Israel genocidal intentions.

Spanish Jewish community condemns vandalism at Ceuta synagogue

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) strongly condemned the graffiti found on the façade of the synagogue in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa.

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